Joie de Vivre

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Andrea (right): 3D Floral Lace Fit and Flare Dress by Cynthia Rowley $349 // Necklace by JL Blin $780 by from Lily Charleston 843-577-7633  // Melrose Ring in gold $38 from Moon & Lola 843-974-5866 // Shoes by Isa Tapia $495 from Hampden Clothing

Amanda (left): Dress by Dance and Marvel $72 from  House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Necklace by JL Blin $995 and ring by from Lily Charleston 843-577-7633  // Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood $995 from Bob Ellis 843-722-2515 // Bouquet from Stems

Shop Beauty Here: Eyes – Full Exposure Palette, LimitlessLiquid Liner, Full Exposure Mascara, Brow Tech to Go in Brown, Cheeks – Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer in Baked Starburst, Halo Highlighting Wand, and Lipstick in Bing all by Smashbox

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Patrick Navarro, Style Assistant – Dalia Dalili, Shot on location at Cannon Green

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Film Noir

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Andrea (left): Black dress shirt by Artigiano Asoni $239 from Shirtini 843-259-5243 // Skirt by Tibi $698 from Hampden Clothing // Necklace $99 from  Roberta Roller Rabbit //  Sparkling lace, clear cz ring $90, Cosmic stars, clear cz ring $125, Cosmic stars, midnight blue crystal & clear cz ring $125, Light as a feather, clear cz ring $100, Brilliant legacy, pink & clear cz ring $115 from Pandora Store of Charleston // Bag by Christian Louboutin $1,795 from Bob Ellis 843-722-2515 // Red shoes with lucite heel $68 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442

Amanda (right):  White tuxedo dress shirt by Claridge & King $150 from  Shirtini 843-259-5243 // Skirt by Cynthia Rowley // Heels by Isa Tapia $400 from Hampden Clothing // Necklace $89 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // Sparkling leaves, clear cz ring $90, Entwined, clear cz ring $135,Brilliant legacy, purple& clear cz ring $115, Silver ring, clear zirconia rings $135 each from Pandora Store of Charleston // Bag by Saint Laurent $2,550 from Bob Ellis 843-722-2515

Shop Beauty Here: Eyes – Full Exposure Palette, LimitlessLiquid Liner, Full Exposure Mascara, Brow Tech to Go in Brown, Cheeks – Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer in Baked Starburst, Halo Highlighting Wand, and Lipstick in Bing all by Smashbox

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Patrick Navarro, Style Assistant – Dalia Dalili, Shot on location at Cannon Green

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Haute Monde

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Andrea (left):  Crop top $250 and midi skirt $98 from Cynthia Rowley // Bra by Marie Jo $105 from Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // “Birdie” necklace $118 and Pauline ring $45 by Stella & Dot // Purse by 3.1 Phillip Lim $750 from Hampden Clothing // Shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood $795 from Bob Ellis 843-722-2515 // Sunglasses by Sunettes $199 from The Eyebrarian 843-901-1447

Amanda (right): Vintage dress by Christian Dior $348 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Earrings from Moon & Lola PH: 843-974-5866 // Sunglasses by Dita $368 from Jackson Davenport PH: 843-722-4416 // Clutch from $36.50 Vestique // Ring and bracelet by Julie Voss $155 from Shirtini 843-259-5243// Shoes by Loeffler Randall $295 from Hampden Clothing

Shop Beauty Here: Eyes – Full Exposure Palette, LimitlessLiquid Liner, Full Exposure Mascara, Brow Tech to Go in Brown, Cheeks – Fusion Soft Lights Bronzer in Baked Starburst, Halo Highlighting Wand, and Lipstick in Bing all by Smashbox

Photography by Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Patrick Navarro, Style Assistant – Dalia Dalili, Shot on location at Cannon Green

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Moto Ready

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Top by Tart $94 and jacket by Bobi $132 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Jeans by Black Orchid $74 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Sunglasses by Kala Eyewear from Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080 // Bag $37 from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Earrings $125, lapis and quartz rings $110 each by Peyton William // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Bettina $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Roberta Roller Rabbit Fringe Bag Giveaway

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Photography by Clifford Pate, Lip color by LAQA&Co. in Siren Song from Birchbox

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It’s Instagram giveaway time again! This week I’m teaming up with Roberta Roller Rabbit, a new edition to King Street here in Charleston.  This boho chic boutique is brimming with colored caftans, one of kind accessories, and vibrant textiles to make any neutral room pop!  Founder Roberta Freymann travels all over the world to manufacture and source her merchandise, bringing global sophistication stateside.

See the details below to enter to win this Roberta Freymann suede fringe bag that comes in a rainbow of colors.

1)Follow Roberta Freymann and Charleston Shop Curator on Instagram
2) Repost this photo and tag @robertafreymann @charlestonshopcurator and hashtag #robertafreymanngiveaway
3) Tag 5 friends
Winner will be announced on March 2nd!

“Go Bold” Charleston Mag Spring 2015

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Dress by Mara Hoffman $267 from The Resort Shop // Earrings by Julie Vos $75 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant

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Jacket by Lafayette 148 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Crop top $200 and skirt $265 by Nicole Miller from Out of Hand // Earrings $65 from Historic Charleston Foundation // Necklace $48 from Celadon Home // Beaded clutch $125 by Roberta Roller Rabbit // Shoes by Aerin from Shoes on King

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Dress by Les Copains $545 from Rapport // Sunglasses $109 by Cynthia Rowley // Earrings $210 and necklace $430 by Tataborello, belt by W.Kleinberg $225  from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Goldbug cuff $250 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Ring $3,200 from Joint Venture // Tote bag by Vince Camuto $248 from Shoes on King // Shoes $328 from Kate Spade

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Crop top by J.O.A. $60 from Sam’s Closet // Skirt by Erdem from RTW // Earrings $125 by Peyton William // Necklace $265 by Holst + Lee // Cuff $275 by Ash Hoffman // Bolt ring $195 and Cage ring $152 by Christina Jervey from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Shoes by Donald J. Pliner $228 from Shoes on King

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Jumpsuit by Ark & Co. $98 from V2V // Sunglasses $38 from Cavortress // Earrings $395 and Silver knot ring $375 by John Hardy from Paulo Geiss Jewelers // Cuff $395 from  Historic Charleston Foundation // Shoes by Jimmy Choo $950 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant

 

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Dress by Erdem from RTW // Necklace $255 by Holst + Lee // Belt by Reptile’s House $260 from Rapport // Shoes by Vince $395 from Shoes on King

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Kimono $395 from IBU // Lace cropped top $250, satin cami $195, lace skirt $325 from Cynthia Rowley // Necklace by Ben-Amun $420 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Sweetgrass cuff $75 from  Historic Charleston Foundation // Silver bangle $260 from Graffito // Gold and silver ring by John Hardy $1,895 from Paulo Geiss Jewelers // Sapphire and diamond ring $11,000 from  Joint Venture // Clutch by Serpui Marie $140 from Shoes on King // Shoes $328 from Kate Spade

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Crop top $250 from Cynthia Rowley // Skirt $348 from Kate Spade // Necklace $580 and earrings $180 by IV&G // Starburst ring with pave diamonds $1,950 and ring with hematite, moon quartz, and pave diamonds $1,100 from REEDS Jewelers // Silver dome ring $325 and cuff $300 from Gold Creations

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Dress $395 by Cynthia Rowley // Necklaces $275 each by Theodosia // Silver dome ring $325 from Gold Creations // Horn bracelet $30 from IBU // Shoes by Vince $450 from Shoes on King

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Dress by Alice + Olivia $440 and Handbag by Kate Spade $298  from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Necklace $65 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // Bracelets $185 each from Holst + Lee // Shoes by DV by Dolce Vita $80 from Shoes on King

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Dinner jacket $168 from Beba Luxe // Dress by Escada $1,695 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Sunglasses by The Row $460 from The Eyebrarian // Earrings $51 and ring $99 by Ex Novo Bijoux from Zinnia // Shoes $328 from Kate Spade

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Dress by Milly $390 from The Finicky Filly // Sunglasses by Kala Eyewear $205 from Perkins Eyewear // Necklace $55 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // Snakeskin chevron purse $429 by Taxidermy from Southern Protocol // Silver dome ring $325 from Gold Creations // Lapis and silver ring by David Yurman $1,750 from REEDS Jewelers

Photography by Peter Frank Edwards, Concept and Styling by Andrea Serrano, Concept and Design by Melinda Monk, Hair and Makeup by Ashley Brooke Perryman, Model – Katarina Scola at Next Management, Fabric Photography by Ruta Elvikyte, Shot on location at Hed-Hi Studios

Spring couldn’t come any faster and the March issue of Charleston Magazine will get your mind (and wardrobe) ready for those warmer temps.  Their annual fashion issue is packed full of local style and everything you need to know about Charleston Fashion Week.  Collaborating with the Art Director –  Melissa Monk and Editor-In-Chief – Darcy Shankland to come up with a conceptual shoot was a fun challenge.  The “Art Meets Fashion” direction took these looks to another level.  The goal was to have the images pop off the page, and with an A+ team I think we achieved that.  So proud to be a part of this local magazine that highlights homegrown talent in the best possible way.

East Meets West

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“Clouds Aloft” kimono by Ibu $395 // Jeans by Flying Monkey $72 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Leather belt by Brave $90 from Shirtini 843-259-5243 // Necklace $89 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // Hat by Urbanista $32 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Silver twisted ring $105 by Ash Hoffman // “Ooak” pearl and sterling silver ring $137 and “Helena” Shield Hammered Sterling Silver Ring $95 by Silk Bone Jewels

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Bettina $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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The Girls of Vestique

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If you’ve traveled down Lower King Street lately you might have noticed a few new shops popping up.  One of them is Vestique, a Raleigh based boutique with 6 locations all over North and South Carolina. Owners Morgan Lashley and Caroline King started their retail empire as an online store from their house in 2010.  While they both juggled full time jobs during the day, they worked on their website and fulfilled orders at night. It only took a year and they were ready to open up their 1st brick and mortar store in Raleigh in 2011.  Word got out about their affordable merchandise (nothing is over $100!) and the demand lead them to open up locations in Charlotte, Greenville, Columbia, Cary, and now Charleston.  With Charleston Fashion Week around the corner, Morgan and Caroline are excited to spread the Vestique love at their pop up shop in the Style Lounge on March 17th and 21st.

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Photo by Jim Trice Photography

View more to learn about Morgan and Caroline’s inspiring story and why they love Charleston.

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Beyond the Gates

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Dress $34.65 by Vestique // Cashmere wrap $195 and star earrings $19 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // Horn cuff $30 from IBU // Hat by Goorin Brothers $140 // 14k gold and sterling silver ring $1895 by Ash Hoffman // Ring with mineral by Peyton William // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Bettina $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Winter Blues

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Dress shirt by Claridge and King $136 from Shirtini PH: 843-259-5243 // Cashmere wrap by Arlotta $330 from  Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // Jeans by Henry & Belle $154 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Boots by Free People $248 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Hat by Goorin Brothers $140 // Bar ring and necklaces by Ash Hoffman // “They Eye” sterling silver ring $27 and “Osidius” truqiouse and silver ring $167 by Silk and Bone

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Bettina $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Black & Tan

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Jumpsuit by Muse from  Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Cashmere sweater by Arlotta $264 from  Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // Necklace by Black Swamp Co $45 // Clutch $95 by Roberta Roller Rabbit PH: 843-722-5482 // Sunglasses by Kate Spade $215 from  Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080 // Hat by Urbanista $32 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // 14k gold and sterling silver ring $1895 by Ash Hoffman // Ring with mineral by Peyton William // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Bettina $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Casual Chic

PScicMonkey Collage Chrole denim vest $42, shorts by Mink Pink $70 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Shoes by Vince from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Snakeskin paint splattered clutch by Inge Christopher, bralette $94 and panties $56 by For Love and Lemons from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Necklace by Throwing Stars and clutch by Hobo $98 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224

True Romance

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“Lively Night” dress $34.50 and “Golden Age” crown $21.50 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Lace robe by Christine $748 from Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Necklace and rings $175 each from Peyton William

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Dragon Girl $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Sweet Somethings

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Clutch by Amy Butler $60, floral heart print by Rifle Paper Company $32, heart chalkboard $18 all from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Turquoise beaded necklace with tassle by Mags $32 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Peach preserved floral crown $125 and lavender preserved floral crown $295  by  Anna Bella Florals PH: 843-327-3477

Everything’s Coming Up Camelia’s

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Jacket $550 and silver Mexican bangles $168  by IBU // Scarf dress $145 and purple crochet necklace $15 by Roberta Roller Rabbit PH: 843-722-5482 // To the Moon and Back necklace $85 and “Venessa” small ring with diamonds $495 by Ash Hoffman // Silver earrings $64, Onyx floral ring $156, Tiger’s eye ring $75, and cuff by Silk & Bone Jewels // Bootie mules by Dolce Vita $190 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Lip pencil by Nars in Never Say Never $26, Blush by Nars in Taos $30, Eyeshadow by Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 $54, nail color by Nars in Ithaque $20 all from Beauty.com

Photography by Libby Williams, hair by Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Amanda Gosnell, shot on location at Charles Towne Landing

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Be Mine

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Red bra $148 and panties $69 by Marie Jo from  Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // Black and red satin heels by Christian Louboutin $498 by  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Roses from  Anna Bella Florals PH: 843-327-3477 // Blue bralette $88 and panties $59 by For Love and Lemons from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Gold heels by Aerin $248 Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Gold metal clutch by Mary Norton $299 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442

Fade to Grey

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Sweater by Cannara $395 from The Hidden Countship PH:843-577-5570 // Jeans by Flying Monkey $70 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Boots by Sam Edleman $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Leather bag with fringe $475 by Moo Roo Renew // “Nolta” necklace $62 and Monterey Stud earrings $38 by Moon & Lola // Cuff by Mickey Lynn $355 from Mosa PH: 843-212-5853 // Rings by Christina Jervey // Sunglasses by Bevel from Perkins Eyewear PH: 843-535-8080

Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Black Swamp Accessories

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Photo by Joseph Nienstedt

You could say that Katie Thomspon, the designer of Black Swamp accessories is up to her head in wood all day long.  The conception of her handmade accessory line started with Katie wanting to recycle the wood shavings from the furniture making that she does with her husband Joseph. Their studio based in Eutawville, SC is where they produce modern, organic furniture under the brand of Joseph Thompson Woodworks.  The custom furniture is a direct reflection of her own accessory design and her inspiration.  The natural materials she uses are found locally and include native wood comprised of cypress, walnut, maple, and cherry.  Each piece is it’s own work of art and is truly one of a kind. View more to learn more about Katie Thompson’s story and what inspires her.

* From Feb 5th – Feb 12th we’ll be doing an Instagram giveaway with Black Swamp for this black walnut spiral cuff. Follow @blackswampco and @charlestonshopcurator and use the hastag #blackswampgiveaway to enter to win this sleek handmade piece.

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Sparkle & Shine

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Sequin top by Poppy Lux $52 from Dandy Boutique PH:  843-410-1109 // Jeans by Flying Monkey $62 from Vestique PH: 843-937-4900 // Blazer by Kaii $132 and bag by Lauren Merkin $395 from Mosa Boutique PH: 843-212-5853 // Shoes by Rebecca Minkoff $295 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Nykoka double snake ring $75 and Tess V ring $85 by Ash Hoffman //  Earrings by Christina Jervey // Horn ring by Erika Pena // Sunglasses from SEE eyewear

Beauty:  Ellis Faas Lights E301 in Antique Silver eyeliner $43, Susan Posnick Eye Define in Jet/Moonstone $26, All Over Coverage: Rms Beauty 33 $37, Lip: Susan Posnick Lip Duo $24, Brett Brow- Medium Brunette Pencil $18, Serge Normant Hair Spray $25 all from Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup and Hair by Rebecca Wash at Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Style Assistant – Sarah Frierson

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Undercover Lover

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Bra by Marie Jo $137 and panties by Marie Jo $69 from Bits of Lace PH: 843-577-0999 // Shoes by Christian Louboutin $598 from The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Roses from  Anna Bella Florals PH: 843-327-3477

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